This Summer’s Must-See Exhibitions In Düsseldorf

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This Summer’s Must-See Exhibitions In Düsseldorf, Germany   With 26 museums and over 100 galleries in town we can promise you that there’s no need to get bored in the German city of Düsseldorf. Yet, since time – and most likely your energy – is usually limited, we have selected this summer’s must-see art exhibitions in the city, which during … Read More

Street Art Corner from Bologna’s Historic Centre

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Street Art Corner from Bologna’s Historic Centre Bologna never really hit me as a city where I would find a lot of street art, but being the hometown of Blu – one of the better known street artists around – I figured there should be some at least. And indeed, during our 24 hours stay in Bologna, shortly after attending … Read More

Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Exhibition

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World Press Photo 2015

Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Ever since 1955, April is traditionally the month when the year’s winners of the World Press Photo contest are shown up for the eyes of the public through the main exhibition staged in Amsterdam. It’s always a highly anticipated event and there’s always enough buzz around it to turn it into one of the most … Read More

Photo Festivals Europe 2015

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Did you also notice that photo festivals have been popping up like mushrooms during the last, let’s say, ten years? Or at least this seems to be the case for Europe. Where art fairs are slowly getting more accessible for the general audience, photo festivals have generally attracted a larger crowd for years already, for the simple reason that photos … Read More

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer?

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Jeff Koons: The Retrospective

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer? My first memory of Jeff Koons is from the late 1980s when his “Made in Heaven” exhibition – mainly containing sexually explicit photographs and sculptures featuring himself and the Hungarian-Italian porn-star, later wife of Koons’s, Cicciolina (a.k.a Ilona Staller) – reached the news. Not only did it reach the news world of the … Read More

The World’s Best Open-Air Museums

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The World’s Best Open-Air Museums Spring is in the air, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed for us members of the ArtSmart Roundtable, a group of culturally focused travel bloggers. For this month’s round of articles the focus is naturally on the warmer, brighter season ahead. The theme for the month is ‘spring‘. For us it will be a good … Read More

The Year’s Best Exhibitions in Paris

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The Best Exhibitions in Paris in 2015   Paris is a difficult city to visit. Yes, you’ve read it correctly, we did say difficult… Sure, not in the typical difficult-difficult kind of way, otherwise it would be hard to reach the status as the most visited city in the world. In fact, we’ve been there just two weekends ago and we loved … Read More

Art City Break Cologne: Meeting Point for Pop Art and Saints

Lydian BrunstingArtSmart Roundtable, Cologne, Europe, Germany5 Comments

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Art City Break Cologne Meeting Point for Pop Art and Saints It’s a new month again, spring is in the air and the best season for art city breaks is about to start. For this month’s round of ArtSmart articles, the choice for us members of the ArtSmart Roundtable fell on writing about ‘art cities’ around the world. We use the occasion to introduce … Read More

Art Couples – Between Romance and Heartbreaks

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ArtSmart Roundtable: Art Couples – Between Romance and heartbreaks   In February the ArtSmart Roundtable is back again, and the theme for this edition is LOVE. With Valentine’s Day being the dominating event during the shortest month of the year, the choice is a natural one. The topic selection for our contribution is art couples; given that we are a … Read More

2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe for City Breaks

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Best Exhibitions 2015

2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe Your Perfect Excuses for Weekend Getaways   Recently we covered the best 2015 art exhibitions on show in our home-base of The Netherlands. While we’re happy to have many worthy shows so close to home, we are always on the lookout for good excuses to escape for the weekend and find good city breaks. Thus, … Read More

Two New European Culture Capitals Ready to Embrace 2015

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European Culture Capitals 2015 - Plzen and Mons

Two New European Culture Capitals Embracing 2015 The European Capital of Culture 2015 title is shared between the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, and the Belgian town of Mons. Are this year’s events going to be focused solely on beer and chocolate, or there’s more we can expect? For sure there will be much more – but what exactly? Below we’ll … Read More

2015 Must-See Art Exhibitions in The Netherlands

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Netherlands Exhibitions 2015

Nederlands 2015 Must-See Art Exhibitions In The Netherlands Click here for 2016 events It’s the start of a new year with new exciting exhibitions, activities and travels ahead of us. A moment for the members of the ArtSmart Roundtable to share their outlook on 2015 with you. In view of this we have gathered some of the best exhibitions taking … Read More